Our two US Senators voted for a tax bill that neither had read. Nor had either of their staffs. The bill was written by lobbyists for Mitch McConnell, who also has not read the bill. And to think that we, the citizens of North Carolina, are paying these clowns to represent us. They should be sued for failing to uphold their oaths of office.
I've spent much of the last few years trying to be a reasonable person. That has meant looking for plus signs instead of minus signs in the political environment, hoping for silver linings when none are obviously present. It's been a daunting process, especially after Cheeto found his way into the Oval Office. But it pre-dates him, too, back to the days of Pat "Duke Energy" McCrory and the GOP mob family in Raleigh.
There's a lot of talk out here on the Internets about who needs to do what when it comes to campaigns and elections. I'm as guilty as anyone of chattering without actually doing the hard work. So it's with humility and admiration that I acknowledge the amazing accomplishments of Janet Zelman and her voter registration team over the past five months. In partnership with the Orange County Democratic Party, Janet has done what really needs doing: registering people to vote.
In a remarkable speech on the floor of the US Senate yesterday, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona called a spade a spade. Taking on Trump collaborators and enablers, he leveled damning criticism at his own party for failing to stop the descent into perversion that is happening before our eyes in America.
In the spirit of uncovering hypocrisy and irresponsible government, I'm taking time each day to document the worst of the worst, specifically in the form of Dan Forest. If you have minutes to spare, please help in this effort.